World Series: 3 Takeaways from Nationals dramatic Game 6 win

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HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 29: Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals tosses the bat toward first base coach Tim Bogar #24 (not pictured) after hitting a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning in Game Six of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 29: Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals tosses the bat toward first base coach Tim Bogar #24 (not pictured) after hitting a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning in Game Six of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 29: Adam  Eaton #2 of the Washington Nationals hits a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning in Game Six of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 29: Adam  Eaton #2 of the Washington Nationals hits a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning in Game Six of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

Home runs

The Washington Nationals had hit just one home runs in the last three games of this series, but they broke out the long ball on Tuesday night hitting three.

And they were all huge home runs as they came in the fifth inning or later.

An Adam Eaton solo shot in the fifth tied the game at two, and then a couple of batters later Juan Soto put the Nationals on top with an absolute moonshot.

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And then after that seventh inning debacle that seemingly could have shifted the tide in the Astros favor, Rendon responded with a huge 2-run home run to take the wind out of the crowd and the Astros.

The Nationals hit 5 home runs in the first two games of this series, so maybe they just enjoy hitting at Minute Maid Park.

Washington’s offense was actually much better at home during the regular season hitting 29 more home runs at home than on the road with an OPS of .841 at Nationals Park.

However, it has been a much different story in the postseason. They’ve played one more home game coming into Game 6 and have four more home runs on the road and their OPS is almost 100 points higher on the road in the postseason.

That’s been fairly obvious in this World Series, and hopefully it continues in Game 7.

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